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Week of 15 April 2007

Australian Anglican Diaconal Association. 'AADA serves as a point of contact, fellowship and motivation for deacons, deaconesses and licensed diaconal workers in the Anglican Church in Australia.'

Anglican Commission for the Environment. This initiative of the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn 'aims to promote Christian obligation to nurture and care for the environment'.

Book Reviews
In Books and Culture Timothy Larsen reviews two new books on Victorian painting and religion, focusing on the astonishing new William Holman Hunt: A Catalogue Raisonné. 'A century from now, should the world endure, these volumes from Yale will be on display in some museum. A guide will speak reverently of them in hushed tones, conceding that having all of our images stored electronically is an advance in many ways, but lamenting that such physically beautiful objects as these are no longer being created.'

John Pridmore reviews the Archbishop of Canterbury's new Tokens of Trust: An Introduction to Christian Belief. 'A series of talks the Archbishop gave in Canterbury Cathedral in the week before Easter 2005, the Archbishop writes accessibly about Christian belief, but he does not pretend that these are shallow waters'.

Steven Shakespeare reviews Trevor Greenfield's An Introduction to Radical Theology: The Death and Resurrection of God.

Richard Coles reviews Frank Senn's The People's Work: A Social History of the Liturgy.

Books, Reviews and Journals
Spirituality and Practice. A multifaith website on ways to practice spirituality in everyday life. Book, audio, and film reviews; ideas and links for 37 essential spiritual practices; e-courses; online sharing forums and practice circles; contemporary spiritual teacher profiles; inspirational quotes; video and audio clips; articles; daily celebrations; discussion guides; galleries and art meditations; blogs; and more.

Miscellaneous resources
Aboriginal Neighbours. This organization of the Diocese of British Columbia works to 'build bridges of respect and understanding between cultures through education and interaction' and to 'encourage clergy and laity to develop effective means of keeping Church members informed of the Church's continued support and encouragement of aboriginal peoples

Church History
The Canterbury Association (1848-1852): A Study of Its Members' Connections, by Michael Blain (2007) [PDF]. This extensive directory of prominent members in the Canterbury Association, an early New Zealand colonization society sponsored by networks of friends with strong High Church leanings, is now available online. (Hard copies are no longer for sale, and scarce as hens' teeth.)

From Project Canterbury and the Archives of the Diocese of New York comes an extensive directory of material by William Thomas Manning (1866-1949), tenth bishop of New York. The documents now online flesh out Manning's opinions and activities in connection with cathedral building, ecumenism, world affairs and liturgical matters.

Bishops Waltham, St Peter (Portsmouth)
Lye, Christ Church (Worcester)
Malvern, Holy Trinity (Worcester)
Malvern, St Andrew (Worcester)
Petersfield, St Peter (Portsmouth)
Purbrook, St John the Baptist (Portsmouth)
Rowlands Castle, St John (Portsmouth)
Southsea, St Jude (Portsmouth)
Stutton, St Peter (St Edmundsbury and Ipswich)
Rushmere, St Andrew (St Edmundsbury and Ipswich)
Wall Heath, Church of the Ascension (Worcester)
Wolverley, St John the Baptist (Worcester)

Miscellaneous resources
Distinctive Diaconate. 'an unofficial Church of England centre which serves to promote the diaconate as a distinct, full and equal order of the church's historic ministry. It concerns itself not only with the questions of a permanent diaconate but also with a better use of the transitional diaconate

International Volunteer Programme. This project of the Korean Anglican Community Centre in London 'works closely with the Church of England, the Anglican Church of Korea, Korean Social Workers Association, the British Social Workers Association, and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations' to facilitate care-giving ministry by Korean young people in Britain. (Site text mostly in Korean.)

Save Our Parsonages: 'Traditional rectories and vicarages are part of our ecclesiastical heritage, just as much as churches, and they are also major resources for the Church. They are focal points for parish and community life. SOP's objectives are therefore based on the tripartite argument of mission, community and heritage.'

Italy: Assisi, Anglican Congregation (Diocese in Europe)

Letters to Anglicans Online
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News Centre
Action in Australia on child abuse. Combat in Colorado Springs. Charges dismissed against Connecticut bishop. Florida breakaway parish can't keep building. Full year delay in C of E computer update. All this, and more, in the News Centre.

Music Resources
Latinised Hymns: 'Mark Mortimer has taken more than 300 English hymns, including many old favourites and some less well know[n], and produced Latin versions of them in the same metres. They are therefore singable to the same tunes, at the same time as preserving the rhyme-schemes of the originals. He believes that what sounds good in English sounds even better in Latin.' See what you think of From Greenland's icy mountains or O God of earth and altar.

Glasgow and Galloway Mothers Union. The MU has sixteen branches in this diocese.

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Hawai'i: Molokai, Grace Church (Hawai'i)
Minnesota: Chatfield, St Matthew (Minnesota)
Minnesota: International Falls, Holy Trinity (Minnesota)
Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh (North Hills), Christ Church (Pittsburgh)
Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh, Church of the Advent (Pittsburgh)
Pennsylvania: Hazelwood, Good Shepherd (Pittsburgh)

Schools and education
Holy Nativity School: Honolulu, Hawai'i. Aims to provide 'children with preschool and kindergarten experiences of high quality that will help them in their successful transition from toddler to student'.

St Andrew's Priory School: Honolulu, Hawai'i. Kindergarten through grade 12 college preparatory curriculum. Founded in 1867 by Queen Emma Kaleleonalani.

St Clement's School: Aina Haina, Oahu, Hawai'i. For children from age two through grade six.

St Francis High School: Louisville, Kentucky. 'coeducational, independent, interdenominational college preparatory high school' affiliated with the Diocese of Kentucky.

Vacancies Centre
List a parish or diocesan opening for one month at AO — at no charge. What a bargain! The more you use our free service, the more useful it will become for all.

Canada: St Matthew's Cathedral (Moosonee). Rector
Hong Kong
: Resurrection Church (Western Kowloon). Minister

For more information about these and other vacancies, see our Vacancies Centre.

Bishop's College, Kingstown. Founded in 1964 by the Bishop of the Windward Islands. This secondary school is located in Kingstown, capitol of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Worth Noting
Amazon organist: On the BBC Religion and Ethics programme last week, we heard this intriguing story about an expedition to the Bolivian rainforest requiring the services of an organist. Four English organists have volunteered. (Real Media format).

Iraqi Christian conference: Canon Andrew White, Anglican Vicar of Baghdad, speaks on the BBC Religion and Ethics programme about Christian life in Iraq today. (Real Media format).

The Pope and Islam: Jane Kramer writes in The New Yorker: 'Benedict wants to purify the Church, to make it more observant, obedient, and disciplined—more like the way he sees Islam.'

Week of 8 April 2007

Victoria: Parish of Hamilton [Christ Church, Hamilton; St Mark, Cavendish; St Mary, Dunkeld; St Peter, Glenthompson; All Saints, Penshurst] (Ballarat)

Sydney Diocesan Registry and Archives: 'The Sydney Diocesan Archives provides information storage and retrieval services to the staff of the Archbishop’s Office, the Sydney Diocesan Secretariat, Anglican parishes and churches, and Anglican organisations, within the Diocese of Sydney.' The Diocesan Registry section of this site is secure, so we are not sure what it is.

Book Reviews
Martyn Percy reviews Science, Religion and the Meaning of Life, by Mark Vernon. With a delicate blend of deft coolness and fervour, Mark Vernon argues the case for "Christian agnosticism": a positive engagement with the complexity of philosophy, science, modernity, and religious belief, which passionately restates the value of a more temperate grasp of knowledge.

Nicholas Holtam reviews Is Religion Dangerous? by Keith Ward. Despite Ward's hanging the book on refuting Dawkins, 'this book is a well-written Christian apologetic with passages that take off brilliantly.'

John Pridmore reviews Adults as Children: Images of Childhood in the Ancient World and the New Testament, by James M. M. Francis.

Lavinia Byrne reviews Mother Teresa: Saint or celebrity?, by Gëzim Alpion who explores whether or not Mother Teresa engaged with the media and manipulated it, and 'argues that while she "hated the media per se . . . she never ceased using every medium of mass communication. In her own words: 'the press make people aware of the poor and that is worth any sacrifice on my part.'"

Ontario: Ashton, Christ Church (Ottawa)
Ontario: Aylmer, Christ Church (Ottawa)
Ontario: Nepean, St Richard (Ottawa)
Ontario: Ottawa (Cumberland Village), St Mark (Ottawa)
Ottawa, Church of the Resurrection (Ottawa)
Ontario: Pembroke, Holy Trinity (Ottawa)

Ontario: Richmond, St John the Baptist (Ottawa)
Ontario: Toronto, St Margaret (Toronto)

Québec: Parish of Northern Pontiac [St George, Campbell's Bay; St James, Otter Lake; Holy Trinity, Danford Lake; St George, Thorne Centre; St James, Wright/Gracefield; Christ Church, Maniwaki] (Ottawa)

Church History
The Christian Jubilee, by John McVickar (1851). This sermon by John McVickar (1787-1868) is accompanied by correspondence between the Archbishop of Canterbury and religious authorities in New York. Historians point to it as one of the earliest printed uses of the term 'Anglican Communion'; it was preached and published in commemoration of the 150th anniversary celebrations for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts.

Cuddesdon College 1854-1904: A Record and Memorial (1904). This illustrated memorial volume is part of a new, enlarged directory on material related to the history of Cuddesdon College, an English theological college.

French-language resources on Anglicanism. This new directory of French-language Anglican historical material includes bibliographic information as well as external links and a variety of sermons and other documents.

Barnby Dun, St Peter and St Paul (Sheffield)
Bassingbourn, St Peter and St Paul (Ely)
Brampton, St Mary Magdalene (Ely)
Burgess Hill, St Edward the Confessor (Chichester)
Cinder Hill, Christ Church (Southwell and Nottingham)
Conisbrough, St Peter (Sheffield)
Douglas, All Saints (Sodor and Man)
Parish of Great Snaith [Holy Trinity, Cowick; St John the Baptist, Heck; St Paul, Hensall; St John the Baptist, Pollington-cum-Balne; St Laurence, Snaith] (Sheffield)
Little Paxton, St James (Ely)
Oughtibridge, Church of the Ascension (Sheffield)
Sheffield (Netherthorpe), St Stephen (Sheffield)
Thetford Team Ministry
[St Cuthbert, Thetford; Cloverfield Community Church; St Ethelbert, East Wretham; All Saints, Croxton; St Andrew, Kilverstone] (Norwich)

Treeton, St Helen (Sheffield)
Walpole, St Peter (Ely)

Wisbech, St Augustine (Ely)

Episcopal Elections or Announcements
The Diocese of El Camino Real in California has announced the names of four nominees for its next bishop. The Episcopal Search and Transition section of the diocesan website has profiles, timelines and more information.

USA: Virginia, Jamestown, 24-27 June: Legacies and Promise: 400 Years of Episcopal History
This historical conference sponsored by the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, National Episcopal Historians and Archivists, and the Episcopal Women's History Project offers an impressive programme of papers and activities.

Letters to Anglicans Online
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News Centre
Easter attendance up significantly in Australia. Church and State in the UK. Cathedral parish membership increased in C of E. Augsburg arrives at Canada's Anglican Bookstore. Dean of St Albans in the news again. Anglican bishop elected president of Latin American council. All this, and more, in the News Centre.

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Alabama: Cullman, Grace Church (Alabama)
Alabama: Sheffield, Grace Church (Alabama)
California: Watsonville, All Saints (El Camino Real)
Hawai'i: Pa'auilo
, St Columba (Hawai'i)
Kansas: Abilene, St John (Kansas)
Kansas: Kinsley, Holy Nativity (Western Kansas)

Kansas: Medicine Lodge, St Mark (Western Kansas)
Maine: Cape Neddick, St Peter by the Sea (Maine) [Summer chapel]
Pennsylvania: Shippensburg, St Andrew (Central Pennsylvania)

Utah: Price, Ascension - St Matthew (Utah) [Lutheran-Episcopal joint congregation]
West Virginia: Morgantown, St Thomas à Becket (West Virginia)

Vacancies Centre
List a parish or diocesan opening for one month at AO — at no charge. What a bargain! The more you use our free service, the more useful it will become for all.

Australia: New South Wales, Gosford Parish (Newcastle). Vicar
Canada: Alberta, Christ Church (Calgary). Minister of Congregational Growth & Development
Hong Kong: St Andrew (Western Kowloon). Shatin Anglican Church Hong Kong - Minister-in-charge
United States: North Carolina, Durham, St Philip (North Carolina). Rector

For more information on these and other vacancies, see our Vacancies Centre.

Seeking a position? Scan vacancy pages on diocesan web sites with vacancies listings throughout the communion.

Worth Noting
Ancient Easters caught in stone: Christopher Howse writes in the Telegraph (London) on Easter sepulchers in English churches.

On Easter morning a new order broke into the world: Geoffrey Rowell writes in the Times (London).

St Hilda of Whitby: BBC Radio 4's In Our Time programme focused this week on St Hilda of Whitby, seventh-century English saint.

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